CLIC, the Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative, has served the whole of Cumbria, including staff in the Morecambe Bay area, for over two years.  This work will continue and we are now also supporting the Success Regime in north, west and east Cumbria and the Better Care Together Vanguard in the south, including the development of a Bay Learning and Improvement Collaborative.

As we take stock of progress so far, we would like to get your views on what is working well with the current collaborative, but also to identify areas for improvement in order to inform our future development.  It would, therefore, be much appreciated if you could take 5-10 minutes completing our questionnaire and sharing your thoughts with us.  

CLIC Awareness/ Satisfaction Survey 2016 

We are very interested in hearing from everyone working in health and social care in Cumbria and the Morecambe Bay area, so please do not assume that this survey is not relevant to you just because you have had no or very limited contact with CLIC! 

Your responses are confidential and will remain anonymous (unless you give your details at the end of the questionnaire to take part in some follow up research). 

The deadline for completion of this questionnaire is 5pm on Friday 15 April 2016.

A new 'dementia emergency' app and website have been developed by Dignity in Dementia, a local social enterprise, in partnership with the Creative Team at Kendal College and funded by Skills for Care's Workforce Development Innovation Fund.

These are aimed at a wide range of individuals who are likely to come into contact with people with dementia, including family, carers and emergency services workers.

It includes general advice on how to approach someone with mid to later stage dementia who is anxious or upset and guidance on dealing with specific situations, such as if a person with dementia goes missing or if they believe that some of their property has been stolen.

You can access the resources via the links below:

If you have recently attended a CLIC Clinical Skills Workshop, we would appreciate it if you would complete an online survey. 

The aim of this survey is to gather representative data on the impacts that the programme has had on your day-to-day practice following your participation on the programme. This will be used, in conjunction with other data, to form an overall programme evaluation compiled by the University of Cumbria Health and Social Care Evaluation team (HASCE).

Your participation in the survey is very much appreciated, and your input will contribute to the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in your local area.

Please click this link to be directed straight to the relevant webpage

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in conjunction with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support, are offering 2 introductory taster days on the mind-body link and CBT concepts and skills.  If you are a Band 4 or above in Cumbria and work in a clinical role with patients who have cancer or other long term conditions (such as Heart Failure, Diabetes or COPD) or are involved with palliative care then this course could be for you!  

1 day taster day dates:  7 June 2016 (Penrith) and 5 July 2016 (Kendal)


In addition, they are also offering a further 6 day intermediate training course (£100 fee) for people who have attended one of these taster days.

6 day course start date: 27 September 2016 (venue TBC)


More information and application forms can be found below:


Alternatively, please contact Brenda Connolly or Kay Bilsland via email ( or for informal enquiries and further information, or Janette Wilton ( to book a place.